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CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition by Chuck Cothren, Roger Davis, Dwayne Williams, Gregory White, Wm. Arthur Conklin

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Privilege management is the process of restricting a user’s ability to interact with the computer system. Privilege management can be based on an individual user basis, on membership in a specific group or groups, or on a function/role. Regardless of the method chosen, the key concepts are the ability to restrict and control access to information and information systems. One of the methods used to simplify privilege management is single sign-on, which requires a user to authenticate successfully once. The validated credentials and associated rights and privileges are then automatically carried forward when the user accesses other systems or applications.

Privilege management can be performed in a centralized or decentralized mode. ...

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